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By Robert Gately and Drew Keil.

Self-exiled at home for decades, an agoraphobic mother must choose between her recluse life and trekking through the scary bustle of NYC to see her estranged daughter perform a solo at Carnegie Hall and, while she takes this voyage with her two loved-starved friends, this eclectic, female ensemble allow us to laugh and cry while making us believe we are never too old to dream and never too young to forgive

Format: Stageplay

(Posted: 08/19/2003; Updated: 05/04/2019)

By Keith Davidson.

Winner of multiple contests (including Disney and WB), this detective comedy is about a struggling mystery author who's writing a novel based on her fiancé detective’s big murder case and discovers he missed a key clue, then sets out with her eccentric editor to re-solve the murder. But to win back her respect and save their relationship the fiancé must beat them to the punch. The film is presented in three different genres — film noir, Hollywood glamour, and pulp – depending on which character is telling the story.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/07/2001; Updated: 09/07/2019)

By James Ossi.

She's a French artist's model. He's a New York artist. Together they vibrate in harmonic insanity. Explosive love. Ludicrous sex. Preposterous adventures. Against the world ... but right ... but happily insane.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/06/2004; Updated: 01/05/2019)

By Marc DeLamater.

Imagine going around the world under the sea onboard the world's most advanced submarine. It sounds like "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea," but it really happened. In this dramatic true story, an American nuclear submarine captain announces to his new, untested crew that their maiden voyage is now a far more dangerous top-secret mission - to make the first submerged circumnavigation of the Earth.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/03/2006; Updated: 05/21/2019)

By Kevin Brodie.

A combative college professor accused of Holocaust denial tries to clear his name and repair the strained relationship with his teenage daughter before the scandal irreparably widens the chasm between them.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 07/11/2012; Updated: 07/19/2019)

By Keith Davidson.

Stuck in purgatory, a woman tries to win admission to heaven by returning to earth to save an honest politician's soul by preventing him from committing a sin during a small-town election. When her devious ex-husband realizes he still loves her and wants her in Hell with him, he comes up to make sure the politician commits a sin. (It also won the CBC Arts Performance Showcase.)

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 02/07/2001; Updated: 09/07/2019)

By Gina Ronhovde.

SUNNY, a teen runaway obsessed with a cult TV show, hitchhikes to Los Angeles for a fan convention and wins a trivia contest. Her prize is dinner with the star from the show, and an invitation to stay as a houseguest. Isolated in a mansion of the Hollywood Hills, Sunny slowly becomes tortured by evil forces with sinister motives as she uncovers horrifying secrets behind the scenes.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 09/13/2019; Updated: 09/20/2019)

By Peter Phelan.

Homer receives a windfall (out of pure dumb luck) and promptly sets up shop as a financial guru.

Format: TV Episode

(Posted: 06/02/2005; Updated: 09/03/2019)

By Justine Cowan.

A tribute to Vietnam Veterans on this Veterans' Day. Award-winning parallel story of a Khe Sanh Vietnam Veteran and the young black woman employed by his sister who helps him work through his debilitating PTSD.

Format: Screenplay

(Posted: 01/06/2010; Updated: 11/11/2019)